Gratefully, despite our best attempts to defile it (e.g. trying to make it compatible with capitalism) DEMOCRACY will prevail. Despite our best efforts to forestall it, there is an Enlightenment to come, one marked by incessant interrogation, by justice. There is a democracy to come, one carried in a promise from the future, not the past, that shapes the present moment. And while I can but hope that the coalition is a whisper of that promise, I know Stephen Harper is the denial of that prayer from the future.